Pre-election debate with Prime Minister candidates

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 10:00

On the morning of 12 September the members and friends of British, American, Finnish, German, Norwegian and Swedish Chambers of Commerce together with FICIL and Riga Graduate School of Law met for pre-election debate with Prime Minister candidates or party delegated representatives from the leading political parties according to the latest polls of SKDS in July. Debate was was moderated by journalist Pauls Raudseps and joined by:

Arvils Aseradens, The New Unity
Kaspars Briskens, The Progressives
Artis Pabriks, Development/For!
Viktors Valainis, Union of Greens and Farmers
Ivars Zarins, Harmony
Roberts Zile, National Alliance

The key topic of the debate explored the economic security of Latvia, considering the following key pillars:

– Strengthening energy diversification, transition to low carbon resources
– The development of human capital considering demographic change
– Ensuring a level playing field and fair competition

The event provided a unique platform for the international business community to directly engage in a discussion with the parties likely to lead the economic and social development of Latvia for the next four years.

Video of the debate can be viewed on:

Photos from the event are available here. Photo credits: Aleksejs Meļņiks